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-link fence. take a look at this clip. doesn't that look like something out of a science fiction movie where aliens are invading? escape from new york part 2. anybody who has seen that footage knows we need to upgrade our equipment. that's where quanti-services comes in. it's a leading special contractor that designs, installs, upgrades, repairs and main tans electric power networks, both for transmission and distribution. if you were driving on any interstate before sandy, you probably saw caravans of trucks -- what is that company? it's the who you gonna call outfit. plus quanta builds oil and gas pipelin pipelines. in short, it's a post-sandy play with a pipeline kicker. no wonder the stock at 25 is only a pont and a half off its 52-week high. because our grid is in dire repairs, spending is on the rise, with an estimated 2 to 3 times average historical levels action and we can say for many years to come. this was ready before sandy was hit. it's fabulous for quanta. post-sandy -- thanks to these trend they're looking at solid growth for the next three to five years. because so much of th
, isaacson says, by standing at the crossroads of science and the humanities, connecting creativity with technology, and combining leaps of imagination with feats of engineering to produce new devices that consumers hadn't even thought of. >> thank you for coming. we're gonna make some history together today. >> if you had to pick a day where it all came together, january 9, 2007, is not a bad one. jobs is in san francisco at the macworld conference in full pitchman mode as he unveils his latest product to the faithful. >> these are not three separate devices. this is one device. [cheers and applause] and we are calling it iphone. >> it is not only a remarkable achievement but a validation of everything that jobs believed in: if you made and controlled all of your own hardware and all of your own software, you could integrate all of your products and all of your content seamlessly into one digital hub. and no one but steve jobs had thought of it. >> this is something microsoft couldn't do 'cause it made software but not the hardware. it's something sony couldn't do 'cause it made a
, astrazeneca may be able to help. >>> and now, science has finally tackled something and conquered it. something truly important. as millions of americans pace the aisles in search for the holiday gift that will bring a smile to family and friends. there is a new scientific study that says that there is a simple and inspired secret. and abc's sharyn alfonsi is here to make all of our lives easier. >> reporter: they are the moments parents pray for. >> oh my god! >> an ipod. >> reporter: those priceless reactions to the perfect gift. james groccia had his eye on the lego train set of his dreams. for two years, he saved up $100 to buy it. but by the time he had the money, the set was sold out. heartbroken, james wrote a letter to lego and then -- >> what is it? >> i wonder what it is. >> reporter: this arrived from lego. >> i finally have it! >> reporter: youtube is filmed with similar moments. >> we're leaving today to go to disneyland. >> are you joking? >> really dad? >> yes, we're going. >> reporter: daughter learning she's headed to disneyland. the mother learning she's about to be
science. it's st comm sense. from td ameritrade. melissa: so a couple of warning signs for microsoft as new data paints a not so rosy picture for the tech giant and its new tablet. shibani joshi joins us with all the details. >> melissa, i will broaden the discussion here showing that even the stock prices already heeding these warning signs getting picked up by technology experts and data points out there. if you look at microsoft shares over the last three months, they are down 13%. just in the last month down about 10%. that's because the high hopes that microsoft is pinning on windows 8 and its new tablet lineup may not be panning out as the company has hoped. we got new data out from npd. just yesterday showing us windows 8 sales aren't doing sort of the revival of the pc industry, aren't contributing to the revival of the pc industry as many people haa expected. in fact, npd has said that pc sales, remember, everyone thought windows 8 would come out, pcs, the overall industry would get a boost, they're actually down 21% in the first four weeks of windows 8 being available. comp
benchmarks and monitor our progress towards them so we can focus our funding on what works. it is science that has brought us to this point. it is science that will allow us to finish this job. >> about 34 million people worldwide are living with hiv. by the way, world aids day is saturday. >>> if the storm damages your home will your insurance cover you? coming up in tonight's consumerwatch, how companies expect you to be pro-active and the type of damage insurance won't cover. >> flood watches are already issued for portion of the bay area. i'll show you which ones and i'll show you doppler radar and many of you wondering where that rain is. it's all to the north right now. when is it going to get in your backyard? i have the answer coming up. >>> we have another mvp in the bay area. i'm dennis o'donnell. and alex smith's reaction to riding the pine coming up. ,,,,,,,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke...
to the upside. investors missed it. this documenthe stock then begio freefall of a series of bad news in science perhaps the tragedy is not working. melissa: it is like a palm. charles: september 2012, deficient in knowledge, the stock rebounds. this is ron johnson, the guy who invented the genius bar. november 2012, this guy gives a sort of talks to the industry, everybody says i have a strategy, know what works, the stock tumbles, craters to $16 per share. bringing us to today. it is not confirmed, but maybe ron johnson is leaving the company. think about that for a moment of the stock is up on strong volume. just imaaine that. for the craziest reason of all going back a few years ago. melissa: what was the nauseous? >> missing the rally. lori: what is a good color tomorrow? sandracharles: what was the colf the year this year? melissa: tangerine? charles: of course. melissa: i am lucky. lori: i've never even heard that be described as a color. charles: tangerine. all right. lori: let's check the market with nicole watching wall street. nicole: watching green. looking at men's warehouse. a comp
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another crack at that science question. clarify an answer he gave to "gq" when he was asked about the age of the earth. remember, senator rubio took a little grief, saying that he was not qualified to answer the question, calling it, quote, one of life's great mysteries. remember, i'm not a scientist, man, the whole thing. yesterday, mike, i guess you spoke to him as part of the "playbook" breakfast and you gave him a chance to explain that answer. let's listen. >> how old do you think the earth is? >> first of all, the answer i gave was trying to make the same point the president made a few years ago, and that is there is no scientific debate on the age of the earth. i mean, it's established it. pretty definitively. at least 4.5 billion years old. i was referring to a theological debate which is a pretty healthy debate. >> mike, what did you come away with talking to marco rubio yesterday? >> people in the room came away thinking that he was really smooth, really on his game. and this is an example of that. he had that very clumsy sort of dismissive answer when he was asked by "gq" befor
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what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. all in hardcover books is continuing. just look at a barnes and noble, falling 11%, nearly 12%. quarterly results were worse than expected. enook the is not keeping up with demand to the kindle, the one in my neighborhood just closed down. that is depressing. i like reading the book itself. am i the only one? do you still read our book? dave: i have trouble with the reflection and glare on the e readers as well. the markets are doing pretty well. there was the debt earlier today when there was all the pessimistic ruling from inside the beltway the deal was farther away than ever and the talk began to moderate and the market is doing okay. let's go to nicole petallides at the stock exchange because for all the talk in a bell weather was some talk from investors looking at rim that we are not only good for that particular stock as a jump over a 4% but good for the market. >> when you look and research in motion lot of people wrote the moth saying blackberry is not so great, and echoing what other people
on on the treadmill. does anyone have? @%e national science foundation studying the effects on disease. they decided to do this, and they spend 500,000 taxpayer dollars doing this study. if you can get scientists to waste money, the senator is back with another study. this time uncovering waste of the department of homeland security. and there was plenty of it. first, zombies apocalypse training. i know, crazy. part of our homeland response. they were betrayed by actors who were gunned down by a military unit. training occurred at a weeklong conference held at turner's point resort and spa. the cost worth the bargain of a thousand dollars. now we know how to protect ourselves from zombies. then there is columbus, ohio. an underwater robot. christ had a $98,000. the robot has a camera that provides a video this way to a vehicle on shore. i but i have to tell you that i don't know why, because columbus, ohio, the capital of ohio is wehrmacht. great lakes are up here. officials declared emergency because of grant deadlines. not to be outdone, seattle and a remote control helicopter. not really an issue
what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td aritrade. liz: take a look at supervalu, the stock is jumping exponentially. you will see about 40% to the upside looking to sell two of the grocery chains. investors are absolutely loving it. a gain of $0.35 gives it a big jump at the moment. the sales have fallen through but they are looking to get it out there. they're really trying to get a better hold of what is going on in the business. at least one finger of a pretty good grip of a double-digit gain. a pretty good move going into the closing bell. david: what seems to be happening is a whole reconfiguration of the market. if you look at the dow or the nasdaq or the big index, there's not a lot of movement that individual stocks are moving rapidly. particularly with dividend stocks, apple, big changes are happening but changes in portfolios are going on. speak it has been a tough day for apple. david: volume is very heavy. across-the-board selloff of the stock. nicole: a couple things going on. down 20% below that level, it is not a good sign overall for
straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> you are watching cnbc's "squawk on the street." we're just a minute and a half away before the opening bell rings. we're right now looking at a slightly higher open according to the futures. could be a big session for luxury names. tiffany getting a downgrade getting whacked once again after the dismal numbers coming out yesterday morning. >> merrill lynch takes it down. i see people abandoning the name. people are trying to figure out what's an outlier and who is doing well. there are too many misses here. >> i don't know -- some may say it's a problem with luxury consumer spending but in today's session we have companies hitting two decade highs in europe. high end is doing okay in europe. >> german retail sales today were not good. >> how do we deal with the fact that europe stock 600 closed at a 52-week high. >> or that confidence is at a four-year high in italy. >> even though germany clearly headed into a downturn. what a remarkable m
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. dagen: another day, another meeting. it still looks awfully wide in dealing with the looming tax increases and spending cuts. are they closer to a deal than we think? here to answer brett baier. he joins us from washington, d.c. was the white house or the democrats surprised by the republican proposal? >> dagen, i do not think that they were surprised. they knew another proposal would be coming back. they probably guessed that it would not include tax rate increases. that is the dance that is going on here. two scorpions dancing around each other waiting to strike. you know bowles said last night at an interview, i think you said it best, both sides would get killed by their base if the true deal was out right now. they would just get killed. dagen: do they know what the true deal is? >> no. i do not think they know yet. i think they know the framework of the true deal. they almost got there. they know what each side needs to happen for their faith to be semi- happy. they know where the red line is that at least they ha
... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to ot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stss. fedex office. >> the big story this morning is a big name and you know it and probably own it. apple had its worst trading day in four years and it's facing real competition from the samsung galaxy, its smart phone market in china is down, but perhaps more importantly, investors are selling, piling out, taking profits before the new year when the tax on profit goes up. if you have an american-based mutual fund, apple is probably in it. let's look at apple's stock price pre-market right now. i'm afraid ladies and gentlemen, we're down again and it's probably going to open $9 lower than yesterday. and nicole is on the floor of the new york stock exchange, and tell me, is anybody down there talking about apple at this price as a buying opportunity? >> 100%, everybody is talking about apple. when i'm talking to traders what they're
't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. before facebook is joining the nasdaq 500. connell: shibani joshi in the newsroom with this story. shibani: it is about time if you are a facebook investor. it wanted to be in the presence of the tech grades. it will be part of the big leagues next week. it has included facebook and swap out emphasis. they will put facebook in its place. the beginning of the business day on december 12. you may not know what the nasdaq 100 is, but chances are, you probably own some of it. the nasdaq 100 includes some of the heaviest hitters in the technology industry. we are talking about google and apple. also some other names that you may not know of. dollar tree, starbucks. some interesting choices. this is a big index fund. a lot of them try to track the nasdaq 100 so they as a result will end up buying facebook shares. dagen: thank you, shibani. starbucks offering a limited edition $450 gift card made of stainless steal. it will come with a gold level starbucks membership. that includes gifts and free refills. it will initially be made a
the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street" live from the financial capital of the world. the opening bell set to ring in just under two minutes or so. if you want to play the history game looking at the history of the month of december for the markets, some call it meaningless but it is basically the second best month of the year after april. 23 of the past 28 decembers have been up. average of 1.5%. since '90, up 2%. not an insignificant -- santa claus is for real many times. >> many of us have to commit. we're not allowed to own individual stocks but it's uniform gift to minors time. you have to make a contribution. i don't know whether you guys do it. it's a great way to put money away for your kids. that contribution is due now. there are a lot of contributions that are due that you remember to put money to work. in an environment where not people put money to work and people aren't doing anything, you get an influx of retail money. you have to co
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> about three minutes left. again, the major averages, we haven't seen a lot of volatility today. the markets really taking in stride the lack of progress in the fiscal cliff negotiations because there are no negotiations right now. here's the dow today. a little volatility in the open today, essentially sideways. there are other markets that have moved today that i want to show you. the yield on the ten-year went down today. part of operation twist to keep rates low on the long end of the yield curve. we're down to 1.60%. other traders were in there buying treasuries following on the fed's coat tails. another market moving right now, gold. back below $1700 an ounce. this happened last december as well when there was some profit taking at that time, maybe to try and beat out the tax consequences. we're down 1.4%, a decline of $23. we'll watch that carefully to see if now we're below this psychologically important level. the vix, the fear indicator, went higher today. we're still below considered yellow flag territory.
, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> about four minutes left. another one of those days where it was clear that wall street is fixated on washington and what's going on with the fiscal cliff talks. they were still public today. here's where the president started speaking to the business round table and where we learned also that those 40 republicans part of this bipartisan group that would be open to new ideas on the fiscal cliff talks. of the dow, the best performers and worst performers today, the full-ti financials higher led by bank of america. nasdaq, we need to highlight this, was lower, down 20 points today. why? because of apple. apple had one of its worst days. we highlighted this earlier. something very archean called the death cross, the 50-day moving average crossed below the 200-day moving average. what does that mean? just means it could be going lower from here. down 6% on apple today. the yield of the ten-year went lower. as they were buying stocks, they were a
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to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> about 90 seconds left. going off the highs of the session. we pointed this out earlier. the french and german stock markets today closed at 52-week highs. look at that. highest they've been all year. our market, not the same. the dow is below the highs that were set back in september. i want to ask michael shay what's holding us back, fiscal cliff or what? >> at this point, we're finally all fiscal cliff. the last two or three weeks has been fiscal cliff. >> would we be higher if we zrpt that distraction? >> i think absolutely. the equity markets would be. i think the bonds market is still pricing in a lot of stress over in europe. that's why you're getting a little bit of this divergence. we talked about this earlier. if you look where sectors are trading right now, after we got the bounce on the 19th, there are several sectors doing far better than where they were on election. >> that's true. you know what? we've been so focused on the fiscal cliff, we haven't thought about the jobs number coming ou
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, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. looking for news after a relatively light news day yesterday, you are in luck. multibillion dollar commission between mining and oil and gas. a major western bank starting to deglobalize. the president will speak on the fiscal cliff. what a day shaping up this morning. there's a look at s&p on the top of your screen. opening bell in a moment here at the big board. a limited partnership formed by marathon. celebrating the recent ipo. over at the nasdaq, a limited liability company celebrating the recent listing. >> fabulous company for people looking for high yield in the 401(k). they can't use it because of the tax break. >> very nice. a couple interesting notes about today. the anniversary of greenspan's speech on this date back in 1996 in which the dow closed at 6,437. >> a classic buy opportunity that was. >> when it hit 6400 in '09 it was a good opportunity too. >> yesterday s&p closes at 1,407. one year earlier 1,409. lost two points over the course of the year. >> it does look like noth
to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. and you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street." the opening bell will ring in about 1 1/2 minute's time. jobless claims coming in, down and this number should be essentially clean of sandy effects, so finally a clean read as to the claims aspect. but it doesn't look like, jim, that we are set for a lower open today. >> carl pointed out that maybe there's some room between sides. but, look, yesterday was one of those days, show a lot of americans don't even know about the fiscal cliff. paychecks are going to go down, a million layoffs in the defense industry. no one seems to care right now. it's bad. >> you know what we have going for us? the grid, december 17 announced -- on a seasonal basis, they have reiterated once again that it doesn't have the demand to be sold year round, but starting a week from monday. >> i don't buy that. i think they do it because whenever they have mcrib, they're just fighting traffic for mcrib. there are places in the world where the mcrib i
last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> i am lori rothman with your fox business brief. shrugging off earlier losses but still sensitive to comments every last word out of there. on the fiscal cliff. securities and exchange commission has charged two retail brokers ahead of software program back in 2009. the insider trading yielded more than $1 million in profits. two men are facing criminal charges from the u.s. attorney's office. mortgage rates may have edged slightly higher last week but continued to hover near record lows. the average rate on a 30-year mortgage down below 4% all year long. that is the latest from the fox business network giving you the power to prosper. ashley: there's another battle brewing over the fiscal cliff, so that the congress and white house, that's what is happening on twitter. dennis kneale just turned off his phone and is ready to go. president obama, asking america to rise up and tweet. he held a new hash tag on twitter, my2k, as in it is my $2000. now it has become a thriving platform for trashing the obama
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december 10th and 22nd claiming for science and research. and new jersey governor chris chr tooe. the two showed a unified front in the wake of the storm. and the royal baby watch, it is on. there you see a pregnant and smiling catherine, duchess of cambridge. she was in for acute morning sickness. prince charles says he is thrilled he's going to become a grandfather. and the baby will be the next in line to the throne after prince william and actually after prince charles as well. so there's a little bit of a line there. >> rather it's a boy or girl. >> i think it's exciting. i don't think there's anybody out there they've been waiting and hoping and now we've seen she's pregnant and with child. >> catherine and no more kate. >> she's the duchess now. >> thank you. >>> one of the most conservative members of the united states senate, i think it's fair to say he shocked washington today, the tea party favorite senator jim demint of south carolina, he's standing by live. he's here in "the situation room." he's getting ready to explain why he's resigning from the senate less than halfway th
a cupcake right before bed, ken jennings? >> i would. science has forced me. >> thumb sucking, bad for you. >> your dentist is right and psychiatrist was wrong. >> what is the biggest misconception? what is the wrongest advice that parents give to their kids? >> the thing i always -- this one is sort of serious. don't talk to strangers and parents take this very seriously and make their kids scared of strangers. this myth of a strange kidnapper in white van, that never happens. kids need to be comfortable talking to strangers so if they get lost they can find help. >> ken jennings, nice to have you with us. you can have breakfast, you can pick up the food off floort and you can run with scissors. >>> still ahead this morning, relentless rain to tell you about in the west that's already proven deadly. more rough weather on the way. we'll talk about that. and don't waste any time getting that flu shot this year. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you
could lose their jobs and science and public research grants could be cut including in to cancer and childhood diseases. fewer americans could receive drug abuse treatment and $700 million slashed from the epa budget. cutting back of food inspection. disaster relief, omb says, quote, the federal emergency management administration's ability to respond would be undermined. and finally, from border patrol to hiring new fbi agents, correction officers, federal prosecutors, all could be scaled back. now, all of these cuts, brooke, don't happen exactly at 12:01 a.m. on january 2nd. they happen over the course of a year. but agencies are preparing for an impasse in washington. this is exactly, exactly what policymakers are trying to avoid. brooke? >> thank you. >>> shock waves in washington today. powerful republican senator calling it quits. south carolina's senator jim demint will be stepping down december 31st to lead the heritage foundation. that's a powerful conservative think tank in d.c. demint says he can be more effective outside the senate. >> a lot of my role in the senate h
sister in the seventh grade had a friend of mine as her science teacher, my mom took my yearbook down, took a picture of his picture, xeroxed it, put it in a frame from senior year and gave it to him in this beautiful frame. it was psonalized and he loved it. but if you have multiple teachers, you don't have to give all those teachers a gift. >> yeah. makes sense. >> if you have an assistant, what factors do you think about when you're talking about a tip? >> well, that really depends on your position in the company and how long that assistant has been with you. now, if it were up to me and i wanted to make sure those calls were screened properly, i would bump that up. >> doormen, do you give to all of the doormen? sometimes you live in a big building there's 10 or 15. >> most of us live in doormen-staffed building. if you don't want to necessarily play favorites, but at the same time, you know, if someone's been helpful or more helpful than others, you might want to give them a gift. also, these buildings have pools. so you could pool together, you know, your money. it's anonymous, t
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